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Robert John Thornton: The Temple of Flora

Автор: Werner Dressendorfer
Год: 2009
Издание: Taschen
Страниц: 110
ISBN: 9783822852736
The complete reprint of all color plates from Robert John Thornton's monumental work "The Temple of Flora", first published in London in 1799. Presented as 33 loose-leaf Elephant folio-sized color prints as well as a booklet including an introduction and explanations of the botanical plates. The year 1799 witnessed the first installment of a work that has gone down in history as one of the most remarkable books of botanical plates ever published. Two centuries have passed since the publication of "Robert John Thornton's The Temple of Flora", but its charm remains unsullied. Although trained as a medical doctor, Thornton passionately devoted himself to botany. Only a few decades earlier, Carl Linnaeus had established his revolutionary new system of classification, which today continues to form the backbone of such natural sciences as botany and zoology. Thornton greatly honored the ingenious Swedish scientist and wished his own prodigious undertaking to serve as an ultimate...
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